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Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is an antibiotic medicine that helps your body fight infections caused by bacteria and parasites. It is used to treat infections of the liver, stomach, intestines, vagina, brain, heart, lungs, and skin.

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is also used in the treatment of dental infections, leg ulcers and pressure sores. This medicine may be taken with or without food. However, it should be taken at the same time each day to get the most benefit. The amount you are advised will depend on what you are being treated for and how bad it is, but you should take this antibiotic exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your symptoms may get better after a short time but do not stop taking it until you have finished a full course of treatment, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it early, some bacteria may survive, and the infection may come back. Do not drink any alcohol while taking this medicine and for some days after stopping it. Otherwise, you may get unpleasant side effects like nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

The most common side effects of this medicine are headache, vomiting, nausea, and vomiting. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days. You can try using sugarless candies or lozenges to overcome any dryness or metallic taste in the mouth.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medicine or have any kidney or liver problems or any disease of the nervous system. Your doctor may change the dose or prescribe a different medicine. This medicine should not be taken if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless it is absolutely necessary and prescribed by your doctor.

Uses of Flagentyl Tablet

Side effects of Flagentyl Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal yeast infection

How to use Flagentyl Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Flagentyl Tablet works

Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is an antibiotic. It kills the bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections by damaging their DNA.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Consuming alcohol while taking Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heart beat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure (Disulfiram reaction).
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flagentyl Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.
  • It may cause side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and a metallic taste in the mouth.
  • Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet used in a high dose or for a prolonged time increases the risk of side effects such as nerve damage. Take it only as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcohol during or for 2-3 days after treatment with this medicine. You may develop nausea, vomiting, flushing and headache.
  • Inform your doctor if you have  liver disease. Your dose may need to be adjusted in severe liver disease.
  • Flagentyl 1000mg Tablet treats infections caused by bacteria and parasites.
  • It may also be used to prevent infections following surgery.

Patient Concerns

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Scar on face due to bacterial infections
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pic is not clear, plz visit for proper opinion
I have a history of recurring yeast and bacterial vaginosis infections.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tab metrogyl 500 mg twice a day x 5 days and tab fluconazole 150 mg three doses alternate days
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Flagentyl cause metallic taste?

Yes, Flagentyl may cause a temporary metallic taste. This metallic taste can be reduced by staying hydrated, brushing teeth after the meals and chewing sugar-free gum or mints.

Q. Why it is harmful to drink alcohol while using Flagentyl?

Alcohol should be strictly avoided while taking Flagentyl and for at least 3 days after completely stopping the medicine. Drinking alcohol can cause an unpleasant reaction (Disulfuram reaction) with symptoms such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, headache, flushing or redness of the face.

Q. Can I stop taking Flagentyl when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Flagentyl. Complete the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured.
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